Like many occupations, a career in agriculture evolves with experience. Up close, hands on, real life experience that builds student appreciation and knowledge in a field of study. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) is providing just that through a one-of-a-kind Feedlot Management Internship Program.

The internship prepares students to meet a growing need for trained, responsible feedlot managers. And interestingly, many of the enrolled students are women. In an upcoming episode of I Am Angus, a documentary series produced by the American Angus Association®, five young women from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln are featured in a discussion about future leaders in the cattle industry.

“The business of producing beef requires a number of steps – from the ranch to the retailer, and everywhere in between,” says Galen Erickson, UNL animal science professor. “And we need talented people involved to provide a quality product for consumers. That’s why young people are fundamental to this industry.”

I Am Angus airs at 8 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central) next Monday, Dec. 3 on RFD-TV. University of Nebraska–Lincoln students involved in the Feedlot Management Internship Program and featured on I Am Angus are:  Stephanie Moore, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Caitlin Swartz, Winchester, Ky.; Kaylee Reedy, Maryville, Mo.; Meredith Bremer, St. Edward, Neb.; and Feedlot Internship Recruiter Kari Gillespie, Kevin, MT. 

I Am Angus focuses on the heart of the Angus cattle business — its people, their heritage and why they are involved in agriculture. The hour-long documentary series explores each corner of the beef industry, Angus heritage, and how animal agriculture meets the challenge of feeding a growing population.

Sponsored by the Angus Foundation, I Am Angus broadcasts on RFD-TV. The channel is distributed by more than 625 cable operators, and can be found on DirecTV channel 345 and Dish Network channel 231. Check local listings for more information.

For more information or to watch segments from past shows, visit the Association’s website or YouTube Channel.